Freefall tandem sky diving is the fundraising challenge BT Consumer marketing manager Sue Lees-Low has chosen to honour a precious friend; so far she has raised Â£6,000 towards her Â£10,000 target.
â€œPenny, a dear friend, was diagnosed with a brain tumour some six months ago. This has opened my eyes to the lack of treatments to cure this devastating disease. Traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy are largely ineffective,â€ said Sue.
â€œBefore she became ill we had talked about organising a parachute jump together. I felt it was appropriate to fund research, honour a precious friend and have some fun in the process.â€
Sue is raising money for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, the largest brain tumour charity in the UK with the highest level of laboratory based brain tumour research in the country. It supports patients diagnosed with a brain tumour as well as their families and carers. For more information visit www.braintumourtrust.co.uk
â€œPenny passed away during July. Her funeral was actually the day after I jumped, so completing a parachute jump and all the money we raised was all the more poignant.
â€œIt is a huge comfort to me to know Pen knew we’d raised lots for research and was able to read the many messages of love and support from all our families and friends.â€
If you would like to support Sueâ€™s parachute jump on 27 July visit www.justgiving.com/sueleeslow